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  • It’s ‘One Night,’ for Jewel on the Strip

    It’s ‘One Night,’ for Jewel on the Strip

    Jewel is at the center of “One Night For One Drop” event on Friday night at MJ One Theater at Mandalay Bay. The sixth annual “One Night For One Drop” show is again a grassroots effort driven by the extended Cirque du Soleil family. Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst of “Zumanity” at New York-New York, direct the performance, with composition and music direction from Jean-Francois Blais of “Zumanity.”

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  • USA TODAY: “Jewel Has a Cirque Show About Her Life”

    USA TODAY: “Jewel Has a Cirque Show About Her Life”

    Here's something that might sound like a folksy fever dream: Jewel is starring in an Cirque du Soleil show about her life, told via acrobats dressed as animals. But come March 2, that dream will be a reality at the Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Jewel, the 43-year-old Alaskan songstress, is sharing her unconventional path to success in fundraiser One Night for One Drop.

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  • Laura Biondo Is a Force To Be Reckoned With

    Laura Biondo Is a Force To Be Reckoned With

    As one of the top freestylers in the world, Laura Biondo is changing the playing field by inspiring the next generation of athletes worldwide. Originally born in Venezuela, Laura Biondo has traveled and lived around the world. After playing professional soccer in Italy for Foroni & Bardolino, Biondo discovered freestyle soccer from her brother. She immediately fell in love with it because of the creativity, passion, and community it involved.

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  • Jewel Inspires and Stars in this year’s “One Night” Show

    Jewel Inspires and Stars in this year’s “One Night” Show

    Cirque du Soleil’s annual One Night for One Drop event has featured some big names in recent years, including singer Leona Lewis and pop culture icon William Shatner. But this year’s show, set for March 2 at the Michael Jackson One Theatre at Mandalay Bay, doesn’t just have a star. It’s all about that star.

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  • A Q&A w/Alanna Baker

    A Q&A w/Alanna Baker

    Here Mandy News talks to one of the company's busy acrobats Alanna Baker, who has enjoyed touring the world as a Cirque du Soleil character for five years.

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  • See Jewel’s Stunning “One Night” Costume

    See Jewel’s Stunning “One Night” Costume

    When Jewel‘s journey is brought to life on stage for one night only next month in Las Vegas, the star will be wearing a costume inspired by her home state of Alaska. On Mar. 2, all Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas will shut down to participate in the One Night for One Drop event, which will feature guest performers alongside Cirque artists at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay.

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  • ‘Her America’: Twin circus performers featured in campaign

    ‘Her America’: Twin circus performers featured in campaign

    Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, the identical twin sisters known best for founding a world-class circus school in Brattleboro, are now getting some attention for their personal outlooks in a new online video campaign called "Her America."

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 10:<br />Quidam, Part 1 (1996-1997)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 10:
    Quidam, Part 1 (1996-1997)

    A few months ago, as I was flipping through a few classic Cirque du Soleil programme books (as is my wont), I was happily caught off-guard by a brief history of the company that it had written about itself in Saltimbanco’s original European Tour programme, published sometime in 1996. Not because the historia was in […]

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  • Cal McCrystal – “Britain’s funniest director”

    Cal McCrystal – “Britain’s funniest director”

    Cal McCrystal – once dubbed "Britain's funniest director" - has worked with the Mighty Boosh and clown company Spymonkey, as well as creating comedy routines for Cirque du Soleil - is more in demand than ever.

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  • Issue #169: FEB 2018

    Issue #169: FEB 2018

    This Month: The rumor mill is full (Alegria returns!, Delays at the Park, Cirque 2018?, Pan's Labyrinth?!), Pollstar's 2017 numbers come in, and a lot, lot more!

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  • Visionary Violinist and Composer Meg Okura To Release Two Albums this Spring

    Visionary Violinist and Composer Meg Okura To Release Two Albums this Spring

    Established violinist and composer Meg Okura (who has been featured in three Cirque productions - Varekai, Wintuk, and Corteo) ushers in the Spring season with two new recordings: NPO Trio Live at The Stone and IMA IMA.

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  • CirqueCast, Season 2 Episode 1:<br />We’re back w/News and Rumors

    CirqueCast, Season 2 Episode 1:
    We’re back w/News and Rumors

    CirqueCast is a Vodcast (that’s video podcast) for Cirque fans by Cirque fans – featuring artist interviews, Cirque headlines, and the inside scoop to your favorite Cirque du Soleil shows! Join your hosts José Pérez (TheChapiteau), Richard “Richasi” Russo (Fascination!), Ian Rents (Hardcore Cirque Fans), and new addition Max Olson, as we bring you a […]

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  • Fosun gives Cirque a second shot at wooing Chinese audiences

    Fosun gives Cirque a second shot at wooing Chinese audiences

    The famous Cirque du Soleil did not exactly bring the house down the last time it attempted to woo Chinese audiences [with ZAIA]. But that was in 2012, three years before Fosun International, China’s biggest private conglomerate and one of the country’s most acquisitive firms, bought a quarter of the Canadian entertainment giant, making it the second-biggest shareholder. That deal has given Cirque du Soleil a renewed confidence in its ability to captivate Chinese spectators.

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  • Cirque Celebrates 1,000th Royal Albert Hall Performance

    Cirque Celebrates 1,000th Royal Albert Hall Performance

    To mark the occasion of its 1000th Royal Albert Hall performance, Cirque announced a special morning performance to be held at the iconic London venue. This extra performance of the current production 'OVO' will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018 at 11.30am and is the final performance to be announced for OVO's London run.

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  • Acrobat-actor Raphael Cruz, Dies in Paris

    Acrobat-actor Raphael Cruz, Dies in Paris

    Raphael Cruz, the American acrobat, clown, actor and musician — who left such a vivid impression with his work in last year’s Lookingglass Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times” —was found dead in a Paris hotel room last week. The cause of death is awaiting results of an autopsy. He widely known for playing the lead role of Buster, a character inspired by silent film great Buster Keaton, in the cinema-themed Cirque du Soleil show, “Iris.”

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